Marvel Studios took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday night to announce its massive schedule of films and TV shows.
The schedule breaks down as:
- May 1, 2020 –
- Fall 2020 – Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)
- November 6, 2020 – The Eternals
- Spring 2021 – Wanda Vision (Disney+)
- February 12, 2021 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- May 7, 2021 – Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness
- Spring 2021 – Loki (Disney+)
- Summer 2021 – What If… (Disney+)
- Fall 2021 – Hawkeye (Disney+)
- November 5, 2021 – Thor: Love and Thunder
Also named, but not dated, was a new Blade movie. And just randomly confirmed were Captain Marvel 2, Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and a mention of the Fantastic Four.
Leaving us to wonder where was a third Spider-Man film in all of this? Our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man has been in constant action since 2016 when he appeared in Captain America: Civil War. Seeing as Spider-Man: Far From Home left us with a bit of a cliffhanger, it seems odd to not see him on the schedule right now.
This is actually a bit of a multi-faceted issue. The latest film actually exhausts the agreement between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures for his inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are numerous rumors about the benchmarks that are required for the partnership to continue, but no one is quite sure of all the facts outside of the studio.
Our suspicion is that, yes, this current series of films will continue, and that deals just have to be locked down.
Then comes the question as to where the movie would go on the schedule. There is a slim chance it could make a July 2021 release, but we’re not holding our breath for that. We feel there’s a higher chance it would end up somewhere in the 2022 schedule.
We wouldn’t write Spider-Man off in the MCU just yet, but do keep your eyes open for news. We think we’re safe, but you just never know.